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dc.titleAre Auditory Percepts Determined by Experience?
dc.contributor.authorMonson, B.B.
dc.contributor.authorHan, S.
dc.contributor.authorPurves, D.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-06T02:59:36Z
dc.date.available2016-09-06T02:59:36Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-07
dc.identifier.citationMonson, B.B., Han, S., Purves, D. (2013-05-07). Are Auditory Percepts Determined by Experience?. PLoS ONE 8 (5) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0063728
dc.identifier.issn19326203
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126465
dc.description.abstractAudition-what listeners hear-is generally studied in terms of the physical properties of sound stimuli and physiological properties of the auditory system. Based on recent work in vision, we here consider an alternative perspective that sensory percepts are based on past experience. In this framework, basic auditory qualities (e.g., loudness and pitch) are based on the frequency of occurrence of stimulus patterns in natural acoustic stimuli. To explore this concept of audition, we examined five well-documented psychophysical functions. The frequency of occurrence of acoustic patterns in a database of natural sound stimuli (speech) predicts some qualitative aspects of these functions, but with substantial quantitative discrepancies. This approach may offer a rationale for auditory phenomena that are difficult to explain in terms of the physical attributes of the stimuli as such. © 2013 Monson et al.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL S'PORE
dc.description.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0063728
dc.description.sourcetitlePLoS ONE
dc.description.volume8
dc.description.issue5
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dc.identifier.isiut000319654700182
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